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Margarita Recipe Uses White Wine Instead Of Tequila

Try it frozen or on the rocks!

Tequila is usually an essential ingredient in a margarita. However, there’s a new twist on this cocktail that swaps in white wine for the Mexican spirit, and it sounds super-refreshing. It’s sort of like a cross between a margarita and sangria, and it should definitely be in your adult beverage rotation this summer.

Just like a traditional margarita, you can enjoy it on the rocks or frozen. The type of white wine you use is up to you. If you want a super-sweet cocktail, go for a Riesling or a Moscato. If you want to sip on something a bit drier and more tart, try a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.

There’s no wrong way to make this mashup cocktail of your dreams. Feel free to experiment to your heart’s content!

In an Instagram post, Wildlife Wine Club suggests using their Sea Turtle Chardonnay to make the inventive drink:

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Did you know you can use our @wildlifewineclub Sea Turtle Chardonnay to make a margarita instead of tequila… and it’s so REFRESHING! 🌼🎉 . Recipe is as follows: •1/2 cup Sea Turtle Chardonnay •6oz Frozen Limeade Concentrate •1/2 cup Orange Juice •3 cups ice •Lime wedges . 1. Blend wine, limeade and orange juice until well combined 2. Slowly add in ice and blend to a slushy consistency 3. Rub margarita glass with lime and dust with salt 4. Fill each glass and garnish with lime slices . CHEERS! . #wildlifewineclub #azasafe #savingspecies #drinkwinesaveanimals #staywild #margarita #whitewine #whitewinemargarita #tacotuesday #taco #tuesday #cincodemayo #happycincodemayo #wine #happyhour #lovewine #winetime

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You could also use the juice from fresh limes and add some Triple Sec, which is a common ingredient in many classic margarita recipes.

Instagram user @texaswinestory followed these cues and used Ab Astris Roussanne wine for their take on a white wine margarita:

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I’m a committed purist when it comes to my Texas wines. I wouldn’t have dreamt of messing with my Ab Astris Roussanne. But the heart wants what the heart wants. And mine was craving margaritas. So, with eyes closed I poured my beloved Roussanne into a pitcher of Triple Sec, lime and orange juice concentrate. 🤯 My apologies to my fellow purists, but the summer just got lit. That is straight up delicious. . Image two, Texas Mead Works Jalapeño Mead (honey wine) I purchased from Blue Lotus Winery with the intention of making margaritas, because i L O V E a jalapeño margarita, it was exactly what I was hoping for. Spicy, sweet with citrus delish. 👌🏻 . . #whitewinemargarita #summercocktail #jalapenohoneymeadmargarita #texaswinestory #texaswine #texaswinery #texasgrapes #winegeek #corkdork #winenot #cellardweller #cuvee #mrrosato #domoarigato #winelife #winebeans #viognier #robertredfur #copanowine #backyardvineyard #abastriswinery #texasmeadworks #bluelotuswinery

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Sharing a pitcher of these along with some chips and guacamole with my pals sounds like my idea of a very happy hour!

Want to put a fizzy twist on this hybrid cocktail? How about a champagne margarita? This recipe posted to Instagram by @blackvinosociety includes tequila in addition to champagne, so it’s definitely a bit on the boozier side.

The sparkling-wine factor makes it the perfect drink to sip on to celebrate the start of summer.

Who knew that margaritas and wine would make such a perfect pair? Would you try this dynamic drink this summer?